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New Hampton School: Again, an Apple Distinguished School

AdmissionsQuest member New Hampton School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for the second time. New Hampton Head of School Andrew Menke commented on the school’s recognition: We are proud of our faculty and students and the way they have embraced technological innovation. The selection of our school as an Apple Distinguished School […]

Common Core State Standards Initiative: What Does It Mean to Boarding Schools?

With the Common Core taking root and producing a bit of the inevitable upheaval that comes with change in America’s public schools, I wondered — ‘Is the Common Core having any affect on boarding school curricula?’ So I reached out to colleagues and asked. First a little background. I’ve always been a proponent of a […]

Joining the Ranks of IB Schools

Stephen Clark, Deputy Headmaster, spoke with us about Ridley’s joining the ranks of IB schools.

International Students Share their Take on Boarding School

Ridley College seniors explore why they were drawn to Ridley as international students, what they’ve found at Ridley, and how this shapes their college search.

An Admission Director Muses on Making a Difference

Andrew Weller, Ridley College, has a nice story up on his Independent School Admission Musing Blog chronicling his personal delivery of a difference making decision.

What is the International Baccalaureate (IB)?

Stoneleigh-Burnham School English teacher, Alex Bogel explains the foundation that underlies the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Basketball & Determination Light the Path to US Education Anne Buford’s “Elevate” chronicles the lives of four Senegalese basketball players as they’re given the opportunity play basketball and pursue their educations in the United States. Of the four boys chronicled in the movie, Aziz, Byago, Assane, Dethie, Assane and Dethie attend South Kent School developing as students and basketball players Assane and Dethie […]

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Adopts the IB

Stoneleigh-Burnham School (Greenfield, MA) joins the growing list of American boarding schools adopting the International Baccalaureate program to shape their acdemic programs. Stoneleigh becomes the third girls boarding school, and the first in New England girls boarding school, to adopt the IB. Stoneleigh is currently wrapping up its IB accredidation and adoption process. SB-S will […]

It’s Not About Tests. It’s About Rigorous Curricula

Alex Mallory has a piece over at the Huffington Post titled, “The Real Reason Private Schools Drop AP Tests.” His argument is nice, but everything in it is premised on time, money and resources that most schools don’t have. Of course a school, or district (does Mallory know about public school districts?) can write their […]

Hear What’s New at New Hampton School

At the TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) conference we found a few minutes catch-up on campus happening at several schools. We asked each interviewee to tell viewers about something new on campus for 2010-2011. Our first video post from TABS, features New Hampton School admission director Suzanne Buck talking about the arrival of the […]

International Baccaulaueate Launches IBtv

The International Baccalaureate Organization has added a fun new video section to their blog called IBtv. This video library covers information about, and adult and student perspectives from living and learning in an IB setting. It’s brand new and the offerings are limited at the moment. We see great possibilities in the format and look […]

5 Reasons why Americans Choose to Board in Canada

Many Americans wonder why they would seek to attend a Canadian boarding school?  I just wrote about this over on my own blog (Why do American Students Choose Brentwood College School?) by conveying experiences specific to my school (Brentwood College School), but here are some generic reasons why families may choose a boarding school in […]

An Educational Consultant’s Notes on The Gunnery

A vibrant and dynamic co-ed boarding school, The Gunnery is a community of 270 students in Washington, CT where students form rich relationships with both faculty and their peers. The school features traditional beliefs, challenging academics, competitive athletics, and inspiring arts. A Gunnery student’s experiences are all encompassing. The Gunnery students I spoke with expressed […]

IB Boarding Schools Offer Scholarships To Exceptional Students

We count several IB boarding schools among our AdmissionsQuestPro schools and we’ve covered the IB adoption at New Hampton School. Two of our member schools recently announced scholarship programs for talented IB students (IB Scholarships for Boarding Schools). At Annie Wright School (Tacoma, WA), where all students take IB courses: “…Extremely bright students can take […]

Saint Andrew’s School (Boca Raton, FL) Gains IB Accreditation

Saint Andrew’s School began school this week as a fully accredited International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) World School. Head of School, Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek sees the IB’s rigor as a key to graduate’s future successes: “Answering our students’ and parents’ calls for the very best college preparatory education has led to addition of the […]

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